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Famous Hollywood Locations: Descriptions and Photographs of 382 Sites Involving 289 Films and 105 Television Series

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Did you ever wonder where Beaver Cleaver's house was? How about the mountain where King Kong had his hideaway? Or Mr. Roark's mansion and lagoon on Fantasy Island? Of course, all were in Hollywood.

This is a photographic guide to 382 sites in and around Los Angeles that have been used in film and television. Some are well known (Mann's Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Bowl, the Los Angeles Zoo); others are obscure (such as the Hollywood Hills house used in Double Indemnity, the ...

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Overview

Did you ever wonder where Beaver Cleaver's house was? How about the mountain where King Kong had his hideaway? Or Mr. Roark's mansion and lagoon on Fantasy Island? Of course, all were in Hollywood.

This is a photographic guide to 382 sites in and around Los Angeles that have been used in film and television. Some are well known (Mann's Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Bowl, the Los Angeles Zoo); others are obscure (such as the Hollywood Hills house used in Double Indemnity, the garden from Dark Shadows and the Indian head rock seen in Noah's Ark). The sites are grouped geographically, and each entry includes the exact address and photographs of what the location looks like today. A brief plot background is also provided.

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Editorial Reviews

Classic Images
A book which answers so many questions asked through the years by film buffs. Recommended.
Big Reel
Will earn respect and admiration of any film buff. ...most enjoyable.
Film Review Annual
A very likable biography.
Booknews
Though the grainy b&w snapshots don't quite live up to its billing as a photographic guide, this fun tour of Southern California (a reprint of the 1993 original) contains interesting tidbits about sites that have appeared in well-known films and TV series. Entries (organized by geographic area, and then alphabetically by film or TV title) include an address, plot background, and trivia about the film or region, as well as photos of the relevant buildings, streets, parks, etc.<-- >people are strictly incidental, and most of the photos date from the 1980s. The author, a retired police detective, also wrote (2000). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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In Famous Hollywood Locations, Leon Smith offers a thoroughly user friendly compendium of photographs and descriptions of 382 location sites involved with 289 films and 105 television series in and around Hollywood, California. The sites are grouped geographically, with each entry including an exact address and photo of what the location looks like today. A brief plot background in which the site was involved is additionally provided. Famous Hollywood Locations is a unique and much appreciated addition to any film buff's reference library and just a lot of fun to browse through. Also highly recommended is Leon Smith's Movie And Television Locations: 113 Famous Filming Sites In Los Angeles And San Diego (0786406054, $38.50).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786411160
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/16/2001
  • Edition description: ALTERNATE
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Leon Smith, is a retired Los Angeles Police Department detective. He is also the author of Movie and Television Locations (2000). He lives in California.

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